Montag, 20. Oktober 2014

The Jazz Jousters - Location: Japan

Millennium Jazz' never sleeping and ever creative producer collective The Jazz Jousters are back with new tracks and the new locations concept. Discovering the sounds and moods from different parts of the planet the international DJ team sets its current focus on Japan.

If you're already familiar with The Jazz Jousters you always know what you're getting and this time its not different. Gritty beats and dusty moods construct a solid the fundament that is filled with the use of exquisite samples and harmonies. SmokedBeat, Gadget, Mr. Moods, Diligent Fingers, Pawcut and many more proof yet again that they are able to deliver time and time again - breathing new life in dusty jazz records from Japan.

Get the stream or digital download on Bandcamp.

Sonntag, 19. Oktober 2014

Wah Wah 45s: We Wah Fifteen

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Wah Wah 45, the label that brought us artists artists such as The Gene Dudley Group or Henry Pierre Noel. To celebrate this date, a sampler including various artists of the label's catalogue will be released soon.

Over the years Wah Wah 45s has become the home of many talented funk & soul artists. This sampler captures this development by including older tunes by Gizelle Smith & The Mighty Mocambos, Speeka or Unforscene featuring Alice Russel on vocals. A wide spectrum of soul songs is displayed through the tracks featuring electronic and more traditional approaches. And lets not forget the impressive brass ensembles in the Hackney Colliery Band and the aforementioned Gene Dudley Group. "We Wah 15" gives you a nice impression of a music label's development and a taste of some fine contemporary soul artists.

Digital release will be on October 13 on Wah Wah 45s.

Montag, 13. Oktober 2014

Syreregn - Skabt Vaerk Bestaar

Formed in 2006 the Danish band Syreregn has made a name for themselves in the local scene by releasing a number of quality releases. Now the sound of the psychedelic rock group has been captured on their latest album "Skabt Vaerk Bestaar" which will be available on Vinyl.

The new LP marks their heaviest release as you might notice on tracks like "Hypnokongen". Still this album features a lot of different moods as in midtempo tracks like "Psychedelic Baby" or "Going Under" and psychedelic trips like the opening track "Skabt Vaerk Bestaar". The dynamic three piece band witnessed a lot of line up changes during the last years and features a lot of guest musicians on this album like William Kaae on Keyboard. The sound of Syreregn always oscillates between heavy riffs and a floating psychedelic character - a blend that should work highly effective for any rock fan of the old days.

Head to the Bilocation Records' Bandcamp for more Info and streaming.

Donnerstag, 9. Oktober 2014

Scott D - The Hypothesis EP

Scott D is a producer and rapper from Sherman Oaks who releases some beats and rhymes every now and then on his Bandcamp. His new project "The Hypothesis EP" features six tracks based on instrumentals by artists like Jazz Spastiks, MF Doom or Madlib.

Every track is based on a positive Hip Hop vibe, great production and a nice flow with lots of name-dropping. This EP is available for free on Scott D's Bandcamp just like his previous releases.

Dienstag, 7. Oktober 2014

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Pulsion

Just recently Master Conga and his Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra released their new record "Pulsion" which marks their second album after thir debut "Last Oddissey". It features 16 new tracks and will see its vinyl release in late October.

Though the name Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra already names a few elements that might describe the group's sound, there is yet more to it. The grooves are based on a multilayered fundament of instrumentation that includes guitars, keyboards, brass and an active strings section. The sounds of this ensemble always display a dynamic character that focusses on creating moods and intense atmospheres. There is certainly a unique approach in the band's music that creates a very own style of grooves somewhere between the roots of jazz, funk and latin, flavoured with some slight psychedelic aspects.

Get the full stream on Bandcamp.